Featured Potties ,Italian pottery help ?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by johnnycb09, Jun 15, 2024.

  1. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hi all . Picked this up today because it called to me from across the store ! It was in a section I never go in,but the blue caught my eye. Its 12 inches high,6 wide. I know its Italian,I know its Vietri but dammed if I can find another one . Id also like to know who AF is .Ant thoughts are appreciated.
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That is kinda fab.

    Debora
     
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  3. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Well that’s certainly odd,also can’t find another one. Sorry
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  5. johnnycb09

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  6. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    It's super cool!
     
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  7. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    It's absolutely fantastic. Unusual it's dated and seems to be signed with initials. Definitely follow up the research. Lucky find!
     
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  8. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    The golden yellow and blue work so well together. I love it :cool:
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  10. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone ! Im loving it too. I shot off an email to that link Deborah shared and I'll let yall know as soon as I hear back. It was mixed in with the lamp aisle,wich I never go down,so my 1st initial eye scan glanced at it,saw the pampas grass in it (I hate pampas grass!) and rolled on. But that flash of blue struck me so I went and looked at it. When I saw it was Vietri I plotzed ! It just spoke to me so here it sits. Ive actually spent a few hours trying everything I can think of to pin it down. Most frustrating !
     
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous, johnny.:happy: Love the way that blue glaze from the inside drips over the rim, calculated carelessness.
    Looks Modernist, but could be later.
     
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  12. johnnycb09

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  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    How interesting. But it does look a bit more sophisticated than their usual offering. Did they have any ideas about whose it might be? I did find a artist working in Vietri with the initials A.F. Let me see if I can find it again. Here... Antonio Franchini. Doesn't look like his work though.

    Debora
     
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  14. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    The search continues. They said its likely from another factory in Vietri.
     
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  15. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The Vietri Ceramics Museum may be able to help but I can't locate a web site. Perhaps someone else would have more luck.

    Debora
     
  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    There is the Provincial Ceramics Museum Villa Guariglia in Raito, a suburb of Vietri. They don't seem to have a website, but they host a ceramics research project called Mater Ceramica:

    https://materceramica.org/poi/museo-provinciale-della-ceramica-di-villa-guariglia/

    The email address of the research project:

    materceramica@confindustriaceramica.it

    The site is in Italian only, but I'm sure someone speaks English.
    If you know Spanish (being of Cuban origin), you can try that too. In Italy I always spoke Spanish with the odd Italian expression thrown in.;)

    Some photos of the museum on another site:

    https://www.prolocovietrisulmare.it/cosa-vedere/museo-della-ceramica/
     
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  17. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  18. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Nothing ventured,nothing gained ! I'll give it a shot. Thank you so much . :)
     
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